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The photo above, set as my featured image, does not belong to me, nor is it taken by me. It is Barefoot in the Rain by Anne Marthe Widvey, via Flickr.  It is said that when it rains God cries for our sins and in that way He washes us, He purifies us. I have always loved rain, I have never been afraid or uncomfortable, I have never backed out of rain. I rarely used an umbrella and when I did it was only to protect something important, like a book or some words on a paper. Not myself! I do not see rain as something to protect myself or run away...

From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

!! Note: The featured image above my post is a drawing by Eduardo Soares called Books and Flowers. You can find him and his art by clicking on the following links: Eduardo Soares – Deviant Art, Eduardo Soares – Blog and Eduardo Soares – Facebook. Although I later found out that this book was published in 2000, “From the Corner of His Eye” by Dean Koontz is the last book I read in January-February. I bought it from a mall in Cairo, Egypt. It wasn’t new, most likely not even second or third hand. This book had passed through many hands and had been read by many people. It was one of the 3-4...

Honeymoon In Egypt

I will never forget the day me and my now husband finally managed to get married! I had been looking forward to this moment and I had been dreaming of it for such a long time that when it finally happened it was all very dream-like, like in a blur, I just couldn’t believe it. The happiness I felt could not be described in words, I cried. Sunday, 20 December 2015, 12.00 p.m. the moment we got married :). While everything was still very surreal and I was “drunk in love” my husband gave me some pretty flowers as he knows I love all kind of flowers and on our...

Medical Tests For Marriage In Egypt

As I told you in a post before getting our medical tests – which are a marriage requirement – was really an action-movie-like adventure! During all the time we were running back and forth trying to obtain all the necessary documents to get married I was browsing many forums on the Internet and that is how I got lots of help and plenty of pieces of useful information  – from other women’s experiences that I managed to pick from various blogs and forums. So, I was really glad and excited when I read on one of these pages about EL MOUNIRA PUBLIC HOSPITAL. I thought we hit the jackpot and...

Getting Your Marriage Certificate Transcribed At The Romanian Embassy In Cairo

Getting married and going to the embassy for a visa for your husband is not enough for him travel freely to your home country immediately. Be prepared for another lengthy procedure. Every country and every embassy have their own requirements and working style, I can only write about my experience with the Romanian Embassy in Cairo next. First of all no one ever answers the phone at the Romanian Embassy in Cairo. I will put here the address, the phone numbers, email address and working hours but most likely you will have to go there in person just for information or to make an appointment. Consular Section (Consulate) of the...

Getting Married To An Egyptian Man

The only marriage recognized (or better said “recognizable”) between an Egyptian man/citizen and a foreign woman/citizen is the one performed at the Ministry of Justice in Lazoghly Square, Office of Marriage of Foreigners (4th floor), in Abdin, Cairo. You do not need an appointment. When you have all the documents ready you can go there together and do it. There are many couples waiting in line so you will be given some forms to fill in and an order number and you will be called when it is your turn. Full address: Shara Iqari, Ministry of Justice Annex – Office of Marriage of Foreigners, Lazoghly Square, Abdin, 4th Floor, Down Town, Cairo No institutions...

Preparations For Getting Married With An Egyptian Man (As A Foreigner/Romanian Woman) – Obtaining All The Documents. Part II

Back to the subject of the previous post, no matter if you need a temporary residence visa for 1/3/6 months for touristic or non-touristic purposes or a temporary residence permit for 1/3/5 years you will have to follow the next steps and obtain the following documents: A form called APPLICATION NO. 7 from an open desk (not a window desk, just some sort of a table desk) in the middle of the corridor (on the same side where windows 53, 30, 12 etc are) where 2 public servants sit, one of them being some sort of policeman or “the office” as people there refer to him as. Make sure to...